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follow closely. he was nominated to be the cia director in 1991, and as an obama supporter, i was shocked to find out that he was going to be kept on as the secretary of defense. what he told people, i found, and it was a major reasoning for why i wanted to write this book, what he said is that we are moving towards a smaller military. one that will do fewer things than be able to go fewer places, which he thought was a terrible thing and he added that he didn't want to be a part of that kind of a system that is going to retrench. my feeling has always been that we need a smaller military that will do fewer things and go to fewer places. so that is the kind of book that i wanted to write. i thought that i should do it even though others have mined a lot of this. i'm sure a lot of you are familiar with the works who wrote things like the american empire and 10 years before that, john neuhaus, one of my favorite new york writers, wrote imperial america. other books have dealt with this. the background and ascends, i have spent 42 years in the government beyond the state department, defense
this hour. president obama continues to warn the nation about upcoming spending cuts that could go into effect march 1st. in his weekly address to the nation he blamed republicans for the crisis. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. unfortunately, it appears that republicans in congress have decided that instead of compromising, instead of asking anything of the wealthiest americans, they'd rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class. >> republican senator john hoven of north dakota delivered the weekly address and said congress has done its part. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. so the question is why won't he work with with us? and the answer, quite simply, is because he wants higher taxes. >> republican governors meeting today in washington are asking the federal government to solve the spending crisis and not to add to the burden on the states. >> don't pass the balancing the federal budget on the backs of state governments because we're still re
, well, they're digging in for a very long fight. >> jamie: they are, kelly. and president obama and congressional democrats working to persuade the public that the cut would harm defense and key programs and republicans accusing the president of campaigning rather than negotiating and molly henneberg has that story live for us in washington. what's the latest? >> hi, jamie, hi, kelly. president obama is trying to turn up the heat on republicans, saying all it would take is a quote, little compromise to avoid those 85 billion dollars in spending cuts. the president wants more tax hikes included in any kind of compromise, and posed these questions to republicans who only want spending cuts. >> are republicans in congress willing to let these fall on our kids' schools and mental health care just to prevent tax loopholes. are they willing to slash, because they refuse tax cuts for big oil companies, seriously prepared to put more pain on the middle class because they refuse to put more on those at the top. and they say that americans have been hit with tax increases the beginning of
have weighed in one viewer writes, no, because obama will cut essential services just to spite the republicans and u.s. citizens. and justin disagrees though, saying, entirely overhyped not enough cuts and yes, sequestration overhype not nearly as dramatic. and that's going to do it for me, make it a great day, i'm u uma. >> fox news alert. new concerns over iran as the country announces plans, it's going to expand the nuclear program after discovering 16 new uranium sites like this, that the the country say they're ideal for building a range of power plants for the next 15 years and comes at a time of already increased tension as iran's powerful revolutionary guard begins military exercises and aimed at the boosting the country's combat readiness, a full report on the developments and that's coming up for you later in this hour. >> . >> jamie: first, and welcome everybody. there's a major showdown brewing in washington and it's looming spending cuts are set to kick in automatically on march 1st, i'm jamie colby and this is a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >
and expanding the tax base. >> president obama will be taking his message on the road next week to a virginia shipbuilding operation. virginia, with its massive defense industry, would be hit hard by the spending cuts. arthel. >> molly henneberg live from washington. thanks. >> as the u.s. faces its own economic problem, britain's economy is facing a serious new setback. moody's, the credit rating agency, announced the first ever downgrade of the u.k.'s pristine credit rating by a notch, blaming weak growth and political turmoil for throwing its deficit reduction plan off course. david ram con says he has full confidence in his finance minister, george osborne, despite criticism that their debt strategy is failing to deliver, britain now joining the u.s. and france in having lost its triple a rating from at least one major agency. >>> serious new concerns out of iran asment country's powerful revolutionary guard begins new military exercises, at the same time iranian scientists announcing plans to build at least a dozen more nuclear power plants. conner powell has more from our middle east bu
obama and congressional democrats accuse republicans of protect go the wealthy. while they refuse to bend on tax hikes and blast the president. >> it unfortunately appears that republicans in congress instead of compromising, instead of asking anything of the wealthiest of americans, they would rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle-class. >> house republicans have passed to bills to we place the at the questions terrify. the question is, why won't he work with us? the answer is because he wants higher taxes. >> kelly: molly henneberg has the latest details on this. the blame seems to go to both sides. what else is being done? >> reporter: no sign that a compromise is in the works to avoid the $85 billion in federal spending cuts set to kick in on friday, march 1st. barring a budget deal between the white house and congress. the president insists any last minute deal has to include more tax hikes as well as spending cuts and the white house is chiding republicans for not going along with that. >> i'm not seeing much interest in even engaging in discussion about how we c
president obama second term for him to act. women brought their issues to the president and brought their shoes. they wanted of immigration reform and other governments are bringing their issues to our president. what about our issues? martin took his issues -- >> guest: who stopping them? it's one thing to say president obama is not responding. >> host: but what are we doing? >> guest: but what are we doing so that he has to respond and to me if you are not using that leverage, everyone knows that it's the black vote -- >> host: 93%. >> guest: the latino vote was decisive in the last election, women. each of these groups who played a role in electing him, that is why in my view when i came here for the not gration, i said and the day before the not duration i gave a speech to the morehouse alums who came and i said the important day is not tomorrow. we celebrate then. the important day as the day after tomorrow. what are we going to do them? for a lot of people they went home. >> host: that is true, and celebrated. it is a milestone. i never thought in my lifetime i would see a bla
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